FX Orders The Bastard Executioner To Series

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(PCM) FX has given the green-light for a 10-episode order of “The Bastard Executioner” a new period drama series from “Sons Of Anarchy” mastermind Kurt Sutter. The series will follow a Middle Ages warrior knight who gets pulled back into fighting once he assumed his days were done.

Taking on the role of lead actor is Lee Jones, who portrays executioner Wilken Brattle. The pilot episode was written by Sutter and he will be once again taking on the duty of executive producer alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay. The pilot episode was directed by Paris Barclay and fans of SOA know that with Barclay in the directors seat heads are surely going to roll (in the best way possible).

The pilot episode was filmed in Wales and the rest of the series is expected to pick up production this summer with the plan being for a fall premiere on FX this year.

 

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Get Ready To Hunt The Master On The FX Series The Strain

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(PCM) We are eagerly awaiting the season two premiere of the hit FX series “The Strain”, so we are thrilled that the season two official trailer is now live!  This season looks like it is going to be epic and we are at the edge of our seats to see how everything will play out!

You can view the official “The Strain” season two trailer below:

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Evan Peters Is The Latest Actor To Check Into American Horror Story: Hotel

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(FX) Evan Peters is checking into American Horror Story: Hotel, marking his fifth appearance in the award-winning horror anthology series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy. Peters and previously announced co-star Sarah Paulson share the distinction of having starred in all five installments of AHS. They join a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny.

Peters most recently starred as “Jimmy Darling” in AHS: Freak Show. Prior to that, he played “Kyle Spencer” in AHS: Coven, “Kit Walker” in AHS: Asylum, and “Tate Langdon” in the initial installment, AHS: Murder House. Peters is currently in production on the feature film Elvis & Nixon with Kevin Spacey.

Production of the 13-episode Hotel will begin in Los Angeles in late summer, and will air on FX in October. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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FX Orders A Fourth Season Of The Americans

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(FX) FX has ordered a fourth season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning drama The Americans, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The Americans, currently the #1-ranked television series on Metacritic with a 92, will return for a 13-episode fourth season in 2016. Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22nd.

The Americans was honored by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the TV Programs of the Year in 2014 for its first season and again in 2015 for its second season. The series has also received three Primetime Emmy Award® nominations over the course of its first two seasons.

Grad said, “Remarkably, this season of The Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons. The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn’t agree more. That universal critical praise is a tribute to the talents of Joe, Joel, Keri, Matthew, Noah and the entire cast and crew. We look forward to the final four episodes of season three, and beyond, in Philip and Elizabeth Jennings’ riveting journey.”

“It’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a show like this with the immensely talented and immeasurably supportive team at FX and Fox 21 Television Studios,” said Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. “We are blessed with an extraordinary cast and crew and grateful that we’ll all be able to continue telling this story that we love so much.”

In the next all-new episode, “Stingers” (Airs April 1, 10:00 pm e/p) – Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.’s Mujahideen visitors. Tensions at the Jennings’ home escalate. Written by Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg; directed by Larysa Kondracki.

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Ryan Murphy Casts Lady Gaga In The Next American Horror Story Chapter

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(PCM) The first official casting news for the next chapter of the hit FX series “American Horror Story” has been revealed. “Mother Monster”, herself, Lady Gaga revealed via Twitter that she has been cast as a series regular for the next chapter of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology.

The announcement of Lady Gaga joining the AHS family marks the first official casting announcement for the new season of the hit FX drama. We also learned that the theme for the next chapter will be “hotel”!  No official premiere date has been announced at this time other than it is planned for this October.

The rest of the casting for the new chapter is still up in the air as star Jessica Lange claimed several times that “American Horror Story: Freak Show” would be her last, Sarah Paulson will be starring as Marcia Clark in the upcoming Murphy directed project for FX titled “American Crime: The People vs. O.J. Simpson”, Emma Roberts will star in the new FOX comedy/horror series “Scream Queens”, Tessa Farmiga will be seen in ABC’s new series “L.A. Crime”, and both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are both expected to return to AHS for the next chapter.

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American Horror Story Actor Ben Woolfe Passes Away At Age 34

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to report that American Horror Story; Freak Show actor Ben Woolfe, who portrayed the character of “Meep”, has passed away due to injuries he sustained after being struck in the head by an SUV vehicle in Los Angeles, CA.

Sources close to the actor revealed to TMZ.com that Woolfe died after suffering from a stroke on Monday afternoon. The actor was being kept in heavy sedation in LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since the time of the accident last week.

Woofle was struck in the head by the side-view mirror of an SUV as he was attempting to cross the road in Hollywood. The driver of the SUV is not being charged in the incident or ticketed because according to the police report Woofle was jay-walking at the time of the incident.

Woofles family and friends have been overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that has been bestowed to them by fans all over the world. A memorial service for the actor will take place in Santa Barbara sometime next week. Woofle’s organs will be donated and are said to help about 50 people who are on the organ donation list.

Our sincere condolences go out to Woofle’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

 

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